Jazz Greats Tuesdays on WFCF

"Jazz Greats" every Tuesday from 3-7pm Eastern on WFCF 88Five St. Augustine! From seriously ancient to just-released, from the obscure & forgotten to household names - but always tasty! There's a slight emphasis on 60's & 70's jazz (always a track from CTI) with a few tablespoons of fun & local flavor thrown in. Click here to listen online!

Also check out Palm Coast Jazz, a podcast I co-host filled with splendid original jazz from Florida musicians! My syndicated show "Kendo's Jazz Sampler" is on hiatus since I've become jazz director at WFCF.

Song titles with an asterisk are "currents" at the time of airplay.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Playlist for 7-31-2018 WFCF - Select Albums!

Great performances and compositions. Thanks, Jimmy!


This week we have no show theme, just a handful of supreme and fascinating albums from Sonny Clark, Jackie McLean, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Mann, Gabor Szabo and more + an Everest Records release with vintage saxophone jazz! Plenty of new releases as well. Tune in today (Tuesday 7/31) from 3-7pm eastern with a break at 5 by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Ben Webster - "I Surrender Dear" - Sax Greats (1944)

Ben Webster - "Honeysuckle Rose" - Sax Greats (1944)

Nellie McKay - "Where Or When" - Sister Orchid (2018)*

Dayramir Gonzalez - "Smiling" - The Grand Concourse ()*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Gabor Szabo - "Flea Market" - Gypsy '66 (1965)

Lynne Arriale - "Another Sky" - Give Us These Days (2017)*

Cal Tjader - "China Nights (Shina No Yoru)" - Several Shades of Jade (1963)
The cover smells of cheapness so this languished
unlistened to in my collection for years.


Stan Getz - "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" - Sax Greats (1946)

Stan Getz - "And the Angels Swing" - Sax Greats (1946)

Adison Evans - "Owl People" - Meridian ()*

Sonny Clark - "Nica" - Sonny Clark Trio (1960)

Sonny Clark - "Sonny's Crip" - Sonny Clark Trio (1960)

Hour Two:

Toronto Jazz Orchestra - "Georgie and Rose" - 20 ()*

Cal Tjader - "Borneo" - Several Shades of Jade (1963)

Freddie Hubbard - "Born to Be Blue" - The Best of Live and In Studio (1981)
Gabor's first solo release holds your interest,
especially on repeated listens in headphones!


Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong - "Cheek to Cheek" - Ella and Louis (1956)

Hank Jones - "Lullaby of Jazzland" - Happenings (1966)

Ted Nash - "Spinning Song" - Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola ()*

Chico Hamilton - "Afternoon of a Breeze" - Special (1960)

Kobie Watkins - "Catch This" - Movement (2017)*

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~
Great 'unreleased' Jackie! These Blue Note
re-issue series sure have blah covers, tho'.


Jackie McLean - "Soft Blue" - Jacknife (1965) - The Ride Home!

Jackie McLean - "Jacknife" - Jacknife (1965) [if time]

Antonio Adolfo - "Partido Samba-Funk" - Encontros - Orquestra Atlantica (2018)*

Band of Bones - "Nutville" - Picadillo? Yes, Madly! ()*

Cal Tjader - "Stardust" - Breeze from the East (1963)

Freddie Hubbard - "The Summer Knows" - The Best of Live and In Studio (1980)

Hour Four:

Gabor Szabo - "Gypsy '66" - Gypsy '66 (1965)

Ken Wiley - "Jungle" - Highbridge Park ()*

Kait Dunton - "Outlude" - Triokait2 (2018)*

Herbie Hancock - "Actual Proof" - Thrust (1974)
Solid set especially the first 3 tracks. Roy Ayers!


Jeremy Ledbetter - "Got a Light?" - Got a Light ()*

Herbie Mann - "Turkish Coffee" & "Incense" - Impressions of the Middle East (1966)

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels - "Monk's Mood" - Vanished Gardens ()*

Lenny White - "Mating Drive" - Venusian Summer (1975)


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Playlist for 7-24-2018 WFCF - Present Participle Pt 2

classic Zoot recordings!


This week we continue the Present Participle theme with quite a diverse show - Sonny Fortune, Hal McKusick, Hazel Scott, Zoot Sims, TJ Kirk, Larry Coryell, Art Tatum just to name a few! Should be fun since we are "Jumpin', Rock Skippin', Trotting, Rough Ridin' & Sneakin' around! Tune in from 3-7pm eastern with a break at 5 by clicking here! Folks in St. Augustine, Flagler Beach, Palatka, Green Cove Springs, South Jacksonville, Palm Coast and even Favoretta & Korona can tune in to 88.5 on your FM dial! See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Horace Silver - "Blowin' the Blues Away" - Blowin' the Blues Away (1959)

Horace Silver - "Strollin'" - Horace-Scope (1960)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Johnny Hartman - "Ain't Misbehavin'" - Unforgettable (1966)

Dan Jordan - "I'll Be Seeing You" - Pure Joy (2015)
Strong releases from the saxophonist!


Art Tatum - "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'" - Solo Masterpieces Vol 1 (1953)

Sonny Fortune - "There's Nothing Smart About Being Stupid" - Serengeti Minstrel (1977)

Andrew Neu - "Dreaming of Lions" - Everything happens for a Reason (2017)*

Hal McKusick - "Blues Half Smiling" - Triple Exposure (1957)

Roberta Piket - "Falling in Love with Love" - West Coast Trio (2017)*

Hour Two:

Etienne Charles - "Doin' the Thing" - Creole Soul (2005)

Zoot Sims - "Dancing in the Dark" - Tenor Sax Favorites (1950)

Zoot Sims - "Trotting" - Tenor Sax Favorites (1950)

Bill Evans- "Walkin' Up" - Some Other Time (1968)

Al Cohn - "Groovin' with Gus" - Jazz on Savoy 1955-1956
A penny-whistle extravaganza!


Gary Burton - "Tying Up Those Loose Ends" - The New Quartet (1973)

Leo Addeo - "Stumblin'" - The Music Goes Round and Round ()

Jill Allen (Wofsey) - "I'm Flying" - I'm Flying (2005) - 5:39

Lynne Arriale - "Finding Home" - Give Us These Days (2017)*

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Bouncing with Bud" - Diz (1993)

Kobie Watkins - "Falling Upwards" - Movement (2017)*

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Dexter Gordon - "Coppin' the Haven" - One Flight Up (1964) - The Ride Home!

Howard Roberts - "Rough Ridin'" & "Smokin'" - Is a Dirty Guitar Player (1963)

Van Morrison/Joey DeFrancesco - "You're Driving Me Crazy" - You're Driving Me Crazy
Great lineup!
(2017)*


Greg Burrows - "Waltzing Westward" - Tell Your Story (2017)*

Hazel Scott - "The Jeep is Jumpin'" - Relaxed Piano Moods (1955) 

Art Pepper - "When You're Smiling" - Modern Art (1957)

Roy Haynes - "Sneakin' Around" - We Three (1958)

Hour Four:

Bud Powell - "Gettin' There" - The Scene Changes (1958)

Melody Diachun - "Sharp Dressed Man" - Get Back to the Groove (2018)*

Emanuel Coluccia - "Leavin" - Jazzlito (1999)

TJ Kirk - "Stomping Grounds/Untitled/Green Chimneys" - If Four Was One (1996)

Jack McDuff - "Mac-Duffin'" - Gin and ORange (1969)

Larry Coryell - "She's Leaving Home" - Tricycles (2002)

Ken Wiley - "Burning Leaves" - Highbridge Park (2018)*
The Hollywood Bowl lineup.


Jim Hall - "Rock Skippin' at the Blue Note" - Concierto (1975) CTI Moment

Cal Tjader - "Running Out" - San Francisco Moods (1958)


George Benson - "California Dreamin'" - Summer Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl (1972)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Playlist for 7-17-2018 WFCF - Present Participle!


Today's show theme is the Present Participle! All the song titles have one in them, with an emphasis on one word titles like "Moanin'", "Stumblin'" "Groovin'", "Walkin'" etc. Tune in today (Tues 7/17) from 3-7pm eastern with a break at 5 by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Andrea Brachfeld - "Moving Forward" - If Not Now, When? (2017)*

Lenny Marcus - "Welcoming" - Gloria's Step (2018)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Van Morrison/Joey DeFrancesco - "Travelin' Light" - You're Driving Me Crazy (2017)*

Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker - "Makin' Whoopee" - Plays with Chet Baker (1953)

Shirley Crabbe - "Taking a Chance on Love" - Bridges (2017)*

Thelonious Monk - "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)" - Solo Monk (1964)

Kenny Barron - "I'm Just Sayin'" - Concentric Circles (2017)*

Eddie Henderson - "Easy Living" - Be Cool (2017)*

Sonny Clark - "Sippin' at Bells" - Cool Struttin' (1958)

Lee Konitz - "Fishin' Around" - Subconscious Lee (1949)

Hour Two:

Hank Mobley - "Lookin' East" - Reach Out! (1968)

Bill Evans - "Dancing in the Dark' - Trio 64 (1963)

Ellis Marsalis Quintet - "Relaxin' at Madarao" - Plays the Music of Ellis Marsalis (2016)*

Wes Montgomery - "Just Walkin' [alt take]" - Bumpin'(1965)

Roger Kellaway - "Noodlin'" - New Jazz Standards Vol. 3 (2017)*

Jackie McLean - "Torchin'" - Bluesnik (1961)

Miles Davis - "Whispering" - Sextet (1951)

Gary Burton - "Doin' the Pig" - Throb (1969)

Bobby Timmons - "Moanin'" - From the Bottom (1964)

Hour Three:

Jack McDuff - "Layin' Back" - Fourth Dimension (1974) - The Ride Home!

Greg Burrows - "Falling" - Tell Your Story (2017)*

Wes Montgomery - "Bumpin' On Sunset" - Tequila (1966)

JJ Johnson - "Groovin'" - The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Vol 3 (1955) 

Thelonious Monk - "Hornin' In" - Genius of Modern Music Vol 2 (1952)

Cal Tjader - "Stompin' at the Savoy" - Quintet (1956)

Herbie Nichols - "Applejackin'" - Herbie Nichols Trio Vol 2 (1955)

Buster Williams - "Stumblin'" - Audacity (2017)*

Andrea Brachfeld - "Steppin'" - If Not Now, When? (2017)*

Hour Four:

Jack McDuff - "Flat Backin'" - Moon Rappin' (1969)

Lester Young - "Jumpin' at Mesner's" - Complete Aladding Sessions (1945)

Jack DeJohnette - "Jack In" - Parallel Realities (1990)

Jared Gold - "Looking for Another Pure Love" - Reemergence (2017)*

Herbie Hancock - "Spiraling Prism" - Mr. Hands (1980)

Cal Tjader - "Flying" - Amazonas (1975)

Miles Davis - "Walkin'" - Walkin' (1954)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Playlist for 7-10-2018 WFCF - Guitar with Jim Hall!

A guitarist's guitarist!


This week we feature the guitar - every track has one in it! Specifically, we will focus on the wonderful mastery of Jim Hall & his many associations: Art Farmer, Chico Hamilton, Bill Evans and more plus we'll here from other legends like Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Johnny Smith & John McLaughlin. New jazz too! Tune in from 3-7pm eastern by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Hampton Hawes - "Broadway" - All Night Session 1 (1956)

Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "The Green Country (New England Mood) - Jimmy Giuffre 3 (1956)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

JImmy Giuffre - "Off Center" - The Easy Way (1959)
3 albums recorded in one night!

Jim Hall - "The Answer is Yes" - Concierto (1975)

JImmy Giuffre - "Off Center" - The Easy Way (1959)

Chico Hamilton Quintet - "Jonalah" - In Hi Fi (1956)

Chico Hamilton Quintet - "The Ghost" - In Hi Fi (1956)

Chico Hamilton Quintet - "I Want to Be Happy" - featuring Buddy Collette (1955)

Brubeck Brothers - "Since Love Had It's Way" - Timeline (2017)*

Brubeck Brothers - "Far More Blue" - Timeline (2017)*

Hour Two:

David Garfield - "Rainbow Seeker" - Jazz Outside the Box (2017)* [Chuck Loeb - guitarist]

Vin Vinezia - "The Longliner" - Fifth and Adams (2016)*

Bill Evans & Jim Hall - "I'm Getting Sentimental Over Your" - Undercurrents (1962 4)

Bill Evans - "Interplay" - Interplay (1962 7)
A classic pairing!

Art Farmer & Jim Hall - "Whisper Not" - Big Blues (1978)

Nellie McKay - "My Romance" - Sister Orchid (2017)*

Art Farmer - "By Myself" - Interaction (1963)

Art Farmer - "My Little Suede Shoes" - Interaction (1963)

Hour Three:

Jim Hall - "I Hear a Rhapsody" - Live! (1975) - The Ride Home!

Johnny Smith - "This Can't Be Love" - The Sound of the Johnny Smith Guitar (1961)

Wes Montgomery - "Airegin" - The Incredible Jazz Guitar (1960)

George Benson - "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream" - The Shape of  Things to Come" (1968)
Grant's only album on the Verve label was a goodie!

Johnny Smith - "Let's Fall in Love" - Plus The Trio (1960)

Sonny Rollins - "The Bridge" - The Bridge ()

Grant Green - "The Cantaloupe Woman" - His Majesty King Funk (1965)

Paul Desmond - "Glad to Be Unhappy" - Glad to Be Unhappy (1964)

Steve Gadd Band - "Rat Race" - Steve Gadd Band (2017)* [Michael Landau - guitarist]

Hour Four:

Gabor Szabo - "Rambler" - Rambler (1973) - 5:23 CTI Moment

Gabor Szabo - "Gypsy Queen" - Spellbinder (1966)

John McLaughlin - "Peace One" - My Goals Beyond (1970)
Way better than the original album cover!

John McLaughlin and Fourth Dimension - "Vital Transformation" - Live at Ronnie Scott's (2017)

Vin Vinezia - "Song for Deb" - Fifth and Adams (2016)*

Jared Gold - "Blues Connotation" - Reemergence (2017)* [Dave Stryker - guitarist]

Bruce Forman - "Yavos Stump" & "Oscar" - Junkyard Duo (2017)*

Blue Montreux - "Love Play" - Blue Montreux II (1978) [Steve Khan - guitarist]



Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Playlist for 7-3-2018 WFCF - Philadelphia Jazz!



Today, in celebration of July 4th Independence Day, we'll listen to artists who were born in or very close to Philadelphia, the city where it all went down! We don't have time to hit up everybody, but we'll get a lot of 'em, with special features on Ray Bryant, Bobby Timmons, Lee Morgan & more plus new release artists also from Philly! Tune in today (Tuesday 3/3/2018) from 3-7pm eastern by clicking here. The show will not be interrupted today so the Ride Home happens at 5pm. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Kenny Barron - "Von Hangman" - Concentric Circles (2017)*
Kenny Barron - Photo by John Sann


Kenny Barron - "Dew Drop" - Golden Lotus (1980)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Dizzy Gillespie - "After Hours" - Sonny Side Up (1957) [feat. Ray Bryant]

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - "DEO-X" - Hard Drive (1957) [feat Sam Dockery - Camden, NJ]

Billie Holiday - "I'm a Fool to Want You" - Lady In Satin (1958)

Billie Holiday & Eddie Heywood Orch - "How Am I to Know" & "My Old Flame" - Chronological Classics (1944)

Ray Bryant - "It Was a Very Good Year" - Gotta Travel On (1966)
Billie Holiday 1958


Cal Tjader - "Cubano Chant" - Ritmos Caliente (1955) [composed by Ray Bryant]

Hour Two:

Benny Golson and the Philadelphians - "Stablemates" - Benny Golson and the Philadelphians (1958)

Benny Golson - "Autumn Leaves" - Walkin' (1957)

Miles Davis - "Salt Peanuts" - Steamin' (1956) [feat Philly Joe Jones]

Joe Beck - "Golf Swing" - Friends (1984)
McCoy Tyner


John Coltrane - "One Up, One Down" - Both Directions at Once (1963)* [feat McCoy Tyner & Jimmy Garrison]

Benito Gonzalez - "You Taught My Heart to Sing" - Passion Reverence Transcendence (2016)*

The Heath Brothers - "Homes" - Brotherly Love (1981)

Buster Williams - "Sisko" - Audacity (2017)* [Camden. NJ]

Hour Three:

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - "Dat Dere" - The Big Beat () [feat Bobby Timmons]  - The Ride Home!

Bobby Timmons - "Come Sunday" - Got to Get It! (1967)
Pat Martino 1973
Photo by Len DeLessio


Stan Getz - "Crystal Silence" - Captain Marvel (1972)

Pat Martino - "Three Base Hit" - Exit (1976)

Lee Morgan - "Stopstart" - The Procrastinator (1967)

Lee Morgan - "Ceora" - Cornbread (1965)

Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco - "All Saints Day" - You're Driving Me Crazy (2017)* - 3:08 [Springfield, a suburb of Philly]
Brecker Bros
courtesy of randybrecker.com


Michael Brecker - "Song for Bilbao" - Tales from the Hudson (1996)

Brecker Brothers - "Levitate" - Brecker Brothers (1975) [Cheltenham, Borders NE Philly]

Hour Four:

Kevin Eubanks - "Turning Point (Part 1)" - Turning Point (1992)

Jimmy McGriff - "Let's Stay Together" - Let's Stay Together (1972)

Jimmy McGriff - "Spear for Moondog (part 1) " - Electric Funk (1969) [Germantown, NW Philly]

Stanley Clarke - "School Days" - School Days (1976)
Stanley Clarke with rig!
@stanleyclarke on instagram...


Stanley Clarke - "The Legend of the Abbas and the Sacred Talisman" - The Message (2018)*

Jimmy Smith - "Who Can I Turn To" - Groove Drops (1969)

Christian McBride - "Theme from Our Fairytale" - Family Affair (1998)

Paul Motian - "Whirlpool" - Time and Time Again (2005) - 3:12

Charles Earland - "Here Comes Charlie" - Black Talk (1969)